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Long-awaited busses godsend for stranded

The new River Parishes transit system got off to a quick start in its opening month, delivering 646 people from St. Charles and St. John to destinations across both parishes. And at least 40 percent of those February riders came from St. Charles Parish.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 11:51 am

45 businesses offer services at local fest

Businesses from around the parish will gather at Hahnville High School this weekend to introduce themselves to members of the community, who have a chance to win door prizes and enter a raffle for New Orleans Hornets tickets.Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 11:50 am

For 20 years, Luling breakfast club 'solving the world's problems'

On any given morning, you can find Luling’s Dean Church at Dot’s Diner enjoying a warm cup of coffee. Read More...
March 11, 2009 at 9:11 am

Youth baseball tryouts March 10

DESTREHAN - The 2009 Youth Baseball American League Tryouts will be held on March 10 a the East Bank Bridge Park in Destrehan.

Children ages 11 and 12 can tryout at 5:30 p.m., tryouts for kids between 13 and 14 years old begins at 7 p.m.
This league is for more advanced players. Coaching staff for the league will be selected by the parish registration department.

Call 985-783-5090 for coaching applications.
March 10, 2009 at 10:54 am

Restless legs? Sleep Center offers help

DESTREHAN - A support group for those who suffer with restless legs will be held on March 10 at the Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center located at 1972 Ormond Blvd. Ste. B in Destrehan at 6:30 p.m.

Call 985-764-1441 or email for more information.
March 10, 2009 at 9:11 am

Car show benefits Relay for Life

BOUTTE - The associates of Wal-Mart 2913 present the first annual Relay for Life car show hosted by Louisiana Custom Cruisers, Inc. and Louie’s Wrecker Service on March 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon. Early entry fee is $20, day of the show registration is $25. All early entries must be received by Feb. 28.

Anything on wheels is welcome - cars, trucks, bikes, custom bikes, low riders, antiques street rods and boats.

Food and drinks will be sold. There will also be music and door prizes. Checks should be made payable to Louisiana Custom Cruisers, Inc. and mailed to Louis Morales, Jr., 675 Magnolia Ridge Rd, Boutte, LA 70039.

Call 985-785-8494 for more information.

March 08, 2009 at 10:53 am

LA Bridal Show in Houma March 8

HOUMA - The 8th annual South LA Bridal Show will be at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. on March 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Event features dozens of booths complete with photographers, caterers, wedding planners and decorators. Price at door is $5. Kids 12 and under are free.
Call 985-851-1020 for more information.
March 08, 2009 at 9:16 am

Hahnville advances to state semi-finals

The Hahnville Tigers boys basketball team defeated East Ascension 63-46 on Friday night to advance to the semi-finals.Read More...
March 07, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Horseback riding, music, food and much more at the 8th annual ARC Fest

LULING - The Arc of St. Charles will be hosting their 8th annual ARC Fest on Saturday, March 7 at Monsanto Park in Luling from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free.

This year’s event will feature entertainment from Allemands Cajun Dancers, Minister Zackory Lennix, Mass Choir and Liturgical Dancers from Mt. Herman Baptist Church, Princess Denisia Hill and more.

Horseback riding, cakewalk, basketball, duck pond, ballon darts, sand art, face painting, inflatables and more.
Food menu includes: crawfish, jambalaya, gumbo, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, chicken, fish, barbeque, fried turkey wings, candy apples, pralines, pies and snowballs.

Call 985-785-0971 for more information.
March 07, 2009 at 10:55 am

Open show for artists March 7

DESTREHAN - The Louisiana Artist Association is holding an open show to everyone on Saturday, March 7 at Mochaccino’s Coffee Shoppe located at 1950 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan.
Additionally, a presentation, “An Evening with Art,” will be given by show judge Larissa Clevenger.

For additional information and/or entry forms, contact show chairman Bill Crowell at 504-835-9717 or email
March 07, 2009 at 10:53 am

YOU can help an adult learn to read

LULING - The YMCA Adult Literacy Program will hold a training workshop on March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the United Way Building located at 13207 River Rd. in Luling.

For more information or to register, call 985-785-6880, 985-479-8200 or email ymca41010@bellsouth.netRead More...
March 07, 2009 at 9:15 am

Sheriff’s office offers range days

KILLONA - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office will allow the general public to use the St. Charles Firing Range to shoot handguns on March 7 and 28.

The public will also get to use the facility on April 4 and 18, and May 2 and 16.

“We get mostly men, but women come also,” said Sgt. Ted Adams, who is in charge of the program.

Adams says he has received a lot of requests for the dates and expects a good turnout.

A required 30-minute safety briefing begins at 8 a.m. and noon on each day. Range hours will be 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.

Participants must bring targets, safety glasses, hearing protection, baseball-type cap and staple gun and staples.
Call Adams at 504-329-0689 with questions. Must be 18 years of age or older.
March 07, 2009 at 9:15 am

Farm Bureau holds annual pageant

ST. ROSE - The St. Charles Farm Bureau Queen, Teen Queen and Talent Contest will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at the St. Rose American Legion Hall.

Registration forms are available at the bureau’s office located at 50 Wade St., Ste. 9 in Luling. Call Bonnie at 985-785-0002 for more information.
March 07, 2009 at 9:14 am

Frisco Fest 2009 begins March 7

GARYVILLE - San Francisco Plantation will host its 6th annual Frisco Fest: Spring Garden and Craft Festival on March 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Over 100 crafters and artists, delicious Creole and Cajun cuisine, live music, and kids activities are on the itinerary.

Saturday includes a bike race, a car show and the battle of the bands. Sunday includes two marathons and the cook-off competition.

For more information, call 1-888-322-1725 or visit More...
March 07, 2009 at 9:10 am

Baseball team hosts adult dance

LULING - The Louisiana Heat baseball team will hold an adult dance on March 7 from 8 p.m. until midnight at the VFW Hall in Luling.

Finger food and soft drinks will be provided. Music by Local Option 2. Tickets are $20 per person.
For information or to purchase tickets, call Nina Ockman at 985-785-6192,
March 07, 2009 at 9:10 am

Make sense of economy at lesson

LAPLACE - The River Region Economic Development Initiative presents “What is Driving the Economy Down Now and How Can This Be Reversed” featuring Dr. Loren Scott and Cajun humorist Murray Conque on Thursday, March 5 at the St. John Community Center.

Networking with cash bar from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m.
Advance payment of $10 is required for admission. Tickets may be purchased at the St. Charles Department of Economic Development located at 15012 River Road in Hahnville.
Call 985-783-5140.
March 05, 2009 at 10:52 am

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